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Oct 10, 2012 7:00am PDT
was wrong. the taliban are actually proud of targeting a teenage girl who wants an education. a taliban spokesman called her, quote, the symbol of inif a dells and obscenity. unquote. in fact, malala is a devout muslim. she rose to prominence as a symbol of resistance to curtail education for girls when they took control of the swat valley in 2009. at age 11 she was writing an anonymous blog about life under be the taliban. in one entry entitled, i am afraid, she wrote about a terrible dream of helicopters and the taliban. fear is the taliban's primary weapon. reinforced with a willingness to use extreme violence against anyone who contradicts their medieval rules. her willingness to speak out gave her a nomination for the children's peace prize. >> there are people whose voices have been suppressed and people are living in fear but i think there will be many malala's in this country. i have all the faith. >> reporter: today school children made a point of praying for her. medical officials say that malala will be kept in the hospital for a few more days and then if necessary moved onto
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 7:00am PDT
to get girls education. the local government is offering a $104,000 award for information leading to her attackers but she does remain in critical condition. mark phillips is in london with her story. good morning. >> reporter: the latest medical bulletin on malala yousufzai's condition is she's still critical, still unconscious, and still on a ventilator and doctors removed a bullet lodged near her spine and moving her to another hospital with better critical care facilities. >> chances are for several days. fairly good chances. >> reporter: it's been two days since the taliban in pakistan tried to kill malala yousufzai. and kill her dream of equal education rights for girls. she's clinging to life. and judging from the reaction of men and women so does her dream. she was a prime target for the taliban who don't think women should have any rights. it's this kind of talk they try to silence. >> they can't stop me. i'll get my education if it's at home, school or any place. save our schools, save our pakistan. >> reporter: local pakistani officials in the swat valley where malala yousufza
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